KR101735606B1 - Mobile terminal and operation control method thereof - Google Patents

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KR101735606B1
KR101735606B1 KR1020100070596A KR20100070596A KR101735606B1 KR 101735606 B1 KR101735606 B1 KR 101735606B1 KR 1020100070596 A KR1020100070596 A KR 1020100070596A KR 20100070596 A KR20100070596 A KR 20100070596A KR 101735606 B1 KR101735606 B1 KR 101735606B1
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The present invention relates to a portable terminal and a method for controlling the operation thereof. The operation control method of the present portable terminal accesses a web store and searches for applications that meet a predetermined recommendation condition among applications that can be downloaded from the web store. Then, an application selection screen for selecting any one of the searched applications and downloading is displayed. According to the present invention, a user can quickly search for and download a desired application when accessing a web store.

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[0001] The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and an operation control method thereof,

The present invention relates to a portable terminal and its operation control method, and more particularly, to a portable terminal and its operation control method that can recommend applications meeting predetermined conditions when accessing a web store.

A portable terminal is a portable device having one or more functions capable of carrying out voice and video communication, capable of inputting and outputting information, and storing data, while being portable. As the functions of the portable terminal have diversified, they have complicated functions such as photographing and photographing, playing music files and video files, receiving games, receiving broadcasts, and wireless internet, and have developed a comprehensive multimedia player, .

Through the portable terminal, the user can access the wireless Internet, surf the web, access the messenger, exchange conversations with friends and co-workers, and check e-mail transmission or the contents of received e-mails. Also, in the case of a smart phone equipped with an operating system, an application desired by the user can be downloaded and used from a web store or the like.

However, as the number of applications that can be downloaded from the web store such as the Android Market is rapidly increasing, it takes much time for the user to search for and download the desired application, and it is difficult to select an appropriate application exist.

Therefore, in order to solve the difficulty of selecting an application and shorten the time required for searching for an application, it is necessary to consider recommending an application to a user according to a predetermined condition when accessing the Web store.

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a mobile terminal and a method of controlling the operation thereof, which provide a function of recommending applications meeting a preset recommendation condition when accessing a web store.

According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of controlling an operation of a mobile terminal, the method comprising: accessing a web store; searching for applications matching a predetermined recommendation condition among applications downloadable from the web store; And displaying an application selection screen on which one of the searched applications can be selected and downloaded.

Also, the portable terminal according to the present invention may include a wireless communication unit for providing an interface for accessing a web store through the Internet, a display unit, and applications that can be downloaded from the web store, And displaying the application selection screen on the display unit, wherein the application selection screen can be downloaded by selecting any one of the searched applications.

In order to achieve the above object, the present invention provides a recording medium readable by a processor that records a program for causing the processor to execute the method.

According to the present invention, when accessing a web store, applications corresponding to the recommended conditions set in advance according to time zone, weather, geographical location, and the like are searched to display an application selection screen for downloading any one of the searched applications have. Accordingly, a user can quickly search for and download an appropriate application when accessing a web store.

1 is a block diagram of a portable terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a mobile terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention,
FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of the portable terminal shown in FIG. 2,
4 is a flowchart illustrating a method of controlling an operation of a mobile terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.
5 is a diagram showing an example of a general application selection screen, and Fig.
6 to 8 are diagrams illustrating an application selection screen according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Hereinafter, the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.

The portable terminal described in this specification includes a mobile phone, a smart phone, a notebook computer, a digital broadcasting terminal, a PDA (Personal Digital Assistants), a PMP (Portable Multimedia Player), and navigation. In addition, suffixes "module" and " part "for the components used in the following description are given merely for convenience of description, and do not give special significance or role in themselves. Accordingly, the terms "module" and "part" may be used interchangeably.

FIG. 1 is a block diagram of a portable terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. Referring to FIG. Referring to FIG. 1, a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described in terms of components according to functions.

1, the portable terminal 100 includes a wireless communication unit 110, an A / V input unit 120, a user input unit 130, a sensing unit 140, an output unit 150, A memory 160, an interface unit 170, a control unit 180, and a power supply unit 190. When such components are implemented in practical applications, two or more components may be combined into one component, or one component may be divided into two or more components as necessary.

The wireless communication unit 110 may include a broadcast receiving module 111, a mobile communication module 113, a wireless Internet module 115, a short distance communication module 117, and a GPS module 119.

The broadcast receiving module 111 receives at least one of a broadcast signal and broadcast related information from an external broadcast management server through a broadcast channel. At this time, the broadcast channel may include a satellite channel, a terrestrial channel, and the like. The broadcast management server may refer to a server for generating and transmitting at least one of a broadcast signal and broadcast related information and a server for receiving at least one of the generated broadcast signal and broadcast related information and transmitting the broadcast signal to the terminal.

The broadcast-related information may mean information related to a broadcast channel, a broadcast program, or a broadcast service provider. The broadcast signal may include a TV broadcast signal, a radio broadcast signal, a data broadcast signal, and a broadcast signal in which a data broadcast signal is combined with a TV broadcast signal or a radio broadcast signal. The broadcast-related information can also be provided through a mobile communication network, in which case it can be received by the mobile communication module 113. Broadcast-related information can exist in various forms. For example, an EPG (Electronic Program Guide) of DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) or an ESG (Electronic Service Guide) of Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H).

The broadcast receiving module 111 receives broadcast signals using various broadcasting systems. In particular, the broadcast receiving module 111 may be a Digital Multimedia Broadcasting-Terrestrial (DMB-T), a Digital Multimedia Broadcasting-Satellite (DMB-S) ), Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H), Integrated Services Digital Broadcast-Terrestrial (ISDB-T), and the like. In addition, the broadcast receiving module 111 may be configured to be suitable for all broadcasting systems that provide broadcasting signals, as well as the digital broadcasting system. The broadcast signal and / or broadcast related information received through the broadcast receiving module 111 may be stored in the memory 160.

The mobile communication module 113 transmits and receives a radio signal to at least one of a base station, an external terminal, and a server on a mobile communication network. Here, the wireless signal may include various types of data according to a voice call signal, a video call signal, or a text / multimedia message transmission / reception.

The wireless Internet module 115 refers to a module for wireless Internet access, and the wireless Internet module 115 can be embedded in the mobile terminal 100 or externally. WLAN (Wi-Fi), Wibro (Wireless broadband), Wimax (World Interoperability for Microwave Access), HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and the like can be used as wireless Internet technologies.

The short-range communication module 117 refers to a module for short-range communication. Bluetooth, radio frequency identification (RFID), infrared data association (IrDA), ultra wideband (UWB), ZigBee, and the like can be used as the short distance communication technology.

A GPS (Global Position System) module 119 receives position information from a plurality of GPS satellites.

The A / V (Audio / Video) input unit 120 is for inputting an audio signal or a video signal, and may include a camera 121 and a microphone 123. The camera 121 processes image frames such as still images or moving images obtained by the image sensor in the video communication mode or the photographing mode. Then, the processed image frame can be displayed on the display unit 151. [

The image frame processed by the camera 121 may be stored in the memory 160 or transmitted to the outside through the wireless communication unit 110. [ The camera 121 may be equipped with two or more cameras according to the configuration of the terminal.

The microphone 123 receives an external sound signal by a microphone in a communication mode, a recording mode, a voice recognition mode, or the like, and processes it as electrical voice data. The processed voice data can be converted into a form that can be transmitted to the mobile communication base station through the mobile communication module 113 and output when the voice data is in the call mode. The microphone 123 may be a variety of noise reduction algorithms for eliminating noise generated in receiving an external sound signal.

The user input unit 130 generates key input data that the user inputs to control the operation of the terminal. The user input unit 130 may include a key pad, a dome switch, and a touch pad (static / static) capable of receiving commands or information by a push or touch operation of a user. Also, the user input unit 130 may be a jog wheel for rotating a key, a jog type or a joystick, or a finger mouse. Particularly, when the touch pad has a mutual layer structure with the display unit 151 described later, it can be called a touch screen.

The sensing unit 140 senses the current state of the portable terminal 100 such as the open / close state of the portable terminal 100, the position of the portable terminal 100, Thereby generating a sensing signal. For example, when the portable terminal 100 is in the form of a slide phone, it is possible to sense whether the slide phone is opened or closed. In addition, a sensing function related to whether or not the power supply unit 190 is powered on, whether the interface unit 170 is coupled to an external device, and the like can be handled.

The sensing unit 140 may include a sensing sensor 141, a pressure sensor 143, a motion sensor 145, and the like. The detection sensor 141 detects the presence of an object approaching the portable terminal 100 or an object existing in the vicinity of the portable terminal 100 without mechanical contact. The detection sensor 141 can detect a nearby object by using a change in the alternating magnetic field or a change in the static magnetic field, or a rate of change in the capacitance. More than two detection sensors 141 may be provided according to the configuration.

The pressure sensor 143 can detect whether the pressure is applied to the portable terminal 100, the magnitude of the pressure, and the like. The pressure sensor 143 may be installed at a portion where the pressure of the portable terminal 100 is required depending on the use environment. When the pressure sensor 143 is installed on the display unit 151, the touch input through the display unit 151 and the pressure applied by the touch input The pressure touch input can be identified. Also, the magnitude of the pressure applied to the display unit 151 at the time of the pressure touch input can be determined according to the signal output from the pressure sensor 143. [

The motion sensor 145 detects the position and movement of the portable terminal 100 using an acceleration sensor, a gyro sensor, or the like. An acceleration sensor that can be used for the motion sensor 145 is a device that converts an acceleration change in one direction into an electric signal and is widely used along with the development of MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) technology. The acceleration sensor measures the acceleration of a small value built in the airbag system of an automobile and recognizes the minute motion of the human hand and measures the acceleration of a large value used as an input means such as a game There are various kinds. Acceleration sensors are usually constructed by mounting two or three axes in one package. Depending on the usage environment, only one axis of Z axis is required. Therefore, when the acceleration sensor in the X-axis direction or the Y-axis direction is used instead of the Z-axis direction for some reason, the acceleration sensor may be mounted on the main substrate by using a separate piece substrate.

The gyro sensor is a sensor for measuring the angular velocity, and it can sense the direction of rotation with respect to the reference direction.

The output unit 150 is for outputting an audio signal, a video signal, or an alarm signal. The output unit 150 may include a display unit 151, an audio output module 153, an alarm unit 155, and a haptic module 157.

The display unit 151 displays and outputs the information processed by the portable terminal 100. For example, when the portable terminal 100 is in the call mode, a UI (User Interface) or a GUI (Graphic User Interface) associated with a call is displayed. When the portable terminal 100 is in the video communication mode or the photographing mode, the photographed or received images can be displayed individually or simultaneously, and the UI and the GUI are displayed.

Meanwhile, as described above, when the display unit 151 and the touch pad have a mutual layer structure to constitute a touch screen, the display unit 151 may be an input device capable of inputting information by a user's touch in addition to the output device Can also be used.

If the display unit 151 is configured as a touch screen, it may include a touch screen panel, a touch screen panel controller, and the like. In this case, the touch screen panel is a transparent panel attached to the outside, and can be connected to the internal bus of the portable terminal 100. The touch screen panel keeps a watch on the contact result, and if there is a touch input, sends the corresponding signals to the touch screen panel controller. The touch screen panel controller processes the signals, and then transmits corresponding data to the controller 180 so that the controller 180 can determine whether the touch input has been made and which area of the touch screen has been touched.

The display unit 151 may be formed of an e-paper. Electronic paper (e-Paper) is a kind of reflective display, and has excellent visual characteristics such as high resolution, wide viewing angle and bright white background as conventional paper and ink. The electronic paper (e-paper) can be implemented on any substrate such as plastic, metal, paper, and the image is retained even after the power is shut off, and the battery life of the portable terminal 100 is long Can be maintained. As the electronic paper, a hemispherical twist ball filled with a telephone can be used, or an electrophoresis method and a microcapsule can be used.

In addition, the display unit 151 may be a liquid crystal display, a thin film transistor-liquid crystal display, an organic light-emitting diode, a flexible display, a three- (3D display). There may be two or more display units 151 according to the implementation mode of the portable terminal 100. [ For example, the portable terminal 100 may include an external display unit (not shown) and an internal display unit (not shown) at the same time.

The audio output module 153 outputs audio data received from the wireless communication unit 110 or stored in the memory 160 in a call signal reception mode, a call mode or a recording mode, a voice recognition mode, a broadcast reception mode, The sound output module 153 outputs sound signals related to functions performed in the portable terminal 100, for example, a call signal reception tone, a message reception tone, and the like. The sound output module 153 may include a speaker, a buzzer, and the like.

The alarm unit 155 outputs a signal for notifying the occurrence of an event of the portable terminal 100. Examples of events occurring in the portable terminal 100 include call signal reception, message reception, and key signal input. The alarm unit 155 outputs a signal for notifying the occurrence of an event in a form other than an audio signal or a video signal. For example, it is possible to output a signal in a vibration mode. The alarm unit 155 can output a signal to notify when a call signal is received or a message is received. Also. When the key signal is inputted, the alarm unit 155 can output a signal as a feedback to the key signal input. The user can recognize the occurrence of an event through the signal output by the alarm unit 155. A signal for notifying the occurrence of an event in the portable terminal 100 may also be output through the display unit 151 or the sound output module 153. [

The haptic module 157 generates various tactile effects that the user can feel. A typical example of the haptic effect generated by the haptic module 157 is a vibration effect. When the haptic module 157 generates vibration with a haptic effect, the intensity and pattern of the vibration generated by the haptic module 157 can be converted, and the different vibrations can be synthesized and output or sequentially output.

In addition to the vibration, the haptic module 157 may be provided with a function of stimulating by a pin arrangement vertically moving with respect to the contact skin surface, an effect of stimulating air through the injection or suction force of the air through the injection port or the suction port, The effect of stimulation through contact of an electrode (eletrode), the effect of stimulation by electrostatic force, and the effect of reproducing a cold sensation using a device capable of endothermic or exothermic can be generated. The haptic module 157 can be implemented not only to transmit the tactile effect through direct contact but also to feel the tactile effect through the muscular sense of the user's finger or arm. The haptic module 157 may include two or more haptic modules 157 according to the configuration of the portable terminal 100.

The memory 160 may store a program for processing and controlling the control unit 180 and may store a function for temporarily storing input or output data (e.g., a phone book, a message, a still image, .

The memory 160 may be a flash memory type, a hard disk type, a multimedia card micro type, a card type memory (for example, SD or XD memory), a RAM , And a ROM. ≪ / RTI > In addition, the portable terminal 100 may operate a web storage for storing the memory 150 on the Internet.

The interface unit 170 serves as an interface with all external devices connected to the portable terminal 100. Examples of the external device connected to the portable terminal 100 include a wired / wireless headset, an external charger, a wired / wireless data port, a memory card, a SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) card, a UIM An audio input / output (I / O) terminal, a video I / O (input / output) terminal, and an earphone. The interface unit 170 receives data from the external device or receives power from the external device and transmits the data to each component in the portable terminal 100 so that data in the portable terminal 100 can be transmitted to the external device .

The interface unit 170 is a path through which power from the cradle connected when the portable terminal 100 is connected to the external cradle is supplied to the portable terminal 100 or various command signals inputted from the cradle by the user are carried And may be a passage to be transmitted to the terminal 100.

The controller 180 typically controls the operation of the respective units to control the overall operation of the mobile terminal 100. For example, voice communication, data communication, video communication, and the like. In addition, the control unit 180 may include a multimedia playback module 181 for multimedia playback. The multimedia playback module 181 may be configured in hardware in the controller 180 or separately from software in the controller 180. [

The power supply unit 190 receives external power and internal power under the control of the controller 180 and supplies power necessary for operation of the respective components.

The mobile terminal 100 having such a configuration can be configured to be operable in a communication system capable of transmitting data through a frame or a packet, including a wired / wireless communication system and a satellite-based communication system. have.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a portable terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of the portable terminal shown in FIG. Hereinafter, the portable terminal according to the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 2 and 3 in terms of components according to the external form. Hereinafter, for convenience of description, a bar-type portable terminal having a front touch screen among various types of portable terminals such as a folder type, a bar type, a swing type, a slider type, etc. will be described as an example. However, the present invention is not limited to a bar-type portable terminal, but can be applied to all types of portable terminals including the above-mentioned type.

Referring to FIG. 2, the case constituting the outer appearance of the portable terminal 100 is formed by the front case 100-1 and the rear case 100-2. Various electronic components are incorporated in the space formed by the front case 100-1 and the rear case 100-2. The front case 100-1 and the rear case 100-2 may be formed by injection molding synthetic resin or may be formed of a metal material such as stainless steel (STS) or titanium (Ti).

The display unit 151, the first sound output module 153a, the first camera 121a, and the first through third user input units 130a, 130b, and 130c are connected to the main body, specifically, the front case 100-1 . A fourth user input unit 130d, a fifth user input unit 130e, and a microphone 123 may be disposed on a side surface of the rear case 100-2.

The display unit 151 may be constructed such that the touch pad is overlapped with the layer structure so that the display unit 151 operates as a touch screen so that information can be input by a user's touch.

The first acoustic output module 153a may be implemented in the form of a receiver or a speaker. The first camera 121a may be implemented in a form suitable for capturing an image or a moving image of a user. The microphone 123 may be implemented in a form suitable for receiving a user's voice, other sounds, and the like.

The first to fifth user input units 130a, 130b, 130c, 130d and 130e and the sixth and seventh user input units 130f and 130g described below may be collectively referred to as a user input unit 130, Any manner can be employed in a tactile manner.

For example, the user input unit 130 may be embodied as a dome switch or a touch pad capable of receiving a command or information by a push or touch operation of a user, or may be a wheel, a jog type, a joystick, Or the like. In terms of functions, the first to third user inputs 130a, 130b, and 130c are for inputting commands such as call, mouse point movement, screen scroll, start, end, and the like. The fourth user input unit 130b is for inputting a selection of an operation mode or the like. In addition, the fifth user input unit 130c may operate as a hot-key for activating a special function in the portable terminal 100. [

3, a second camera 121b may be further mounted on a rear surface of the rear case 100-2, and sixth and seventh user inputs 130f and 130g may be further provided on a side surface of the second body 100B. And an interface unit 170 may be disposed.

The second camera 121b has a photographing direction substantially opposite to that of the first camera 121a, and may have pixels different from those of the first camera 121a. A flash (not shown) and a mirror (not shown) may be additionally disposed adjacent to the second camera 121b. The flash illuminates the subject when the subject is photographed by the second camera 121b. The mirror enables the user to illuminate the user's own face or the like when the user intends to photograph (self-photograph) himself / herself using the second camera 121b.

A second sound output module (not shown) may be further disposed in the rear case 100-2. The second sound output module may implement the stereo function together with the first sound output module 153a, and may be used for talking in the speakerphone mode.

The interface unit 170 can be used as a path for exchanging data with an external device. In addition, antennas for receiving broadcasting signals (not shown) may be disposed in one area of the proton case 100-1 and the rear case 100-2, in addition to the antennas for communication and the like. The antenna may be installed to be capable of being drawn out from the rear case 100-2.

A power supply unit 190 for supplying power to the portable terminal 100 may be mounted on the rear case 100-2. The power supply unit 190 may be a rechargeable battery, for example, and may be detachably coupled to the rear case 100-2 for charging or the like.

In the above description, the second camera 121b and the like are disposed in the rear case 100-2, but the present invention is not limited thereto. Also, the first camera 121a may be rotatably formed so that the second camera 121b can be photographed up to the photographing direction, even if the second camera 121b is not separately provided.

4 is a flowchart illustrating a method of controlling an operation of a portable terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

4, when a web store connection is requested according to a user command or the like at step S200, the controller 180 controls the wireless internet module 115 to connect to a designated web store at step S205.

At this time, the web store refers to a web site where applications executable in the portable terminal 100 can be downloaded, such as an App Store or an Android Market.

After accessing the web store, the control unit 180 checks whether a preset recommendation condition exists (S210). If there is a preset recommendation condition, the control unit 180 searches for an application meeting the preset recommendation condition among the applications that can be downloaded from the connected web store, selects one of the retrieved applications, On the display unit 151 (S215). However, if there is no preset recommendation condition, the control unit 180 performs a general web store connection processing procedure (S245).

The preset recommendation conditions can be set according to the time zone, the current weather, the current location, and the like. Also, it may be set in accordance with a commemorative event, relevance, augmented reality, interoperability, association with an accessory attached to the portable terminal 100, user's preference, and user's requirement. These recommendation conditions can be set in advance before connection to the web store, and a separate setup menu can be provided for this purpose.

In addition, the application selection screen displayed on the display unit 151 may include an icon corresponding to each application that can be downloaded and an additional description for each icon.

If a screen movement command is input according to a user input such as flicking input or touch-dragging input in step S220, the control unit 180 displays the screen in accordance with the user input in step S225. That is, the application selection screen can be scrolled or switched to another application screen and displayed.

If an application to be downloaded is selected on the application selection screen currently displayed on the display unit 151 (S230), the control unit 180 controls the selected application to be downloaded (S235). At the time of downloading the application, a process of inputting payment information and the like may be added.

This process is repeatedly performed until the end of operation is selected (S240). In this way, by recommending an application suitable for a user among a large number of applications that can be downloaded from the web store, the user can quickly search for and download an application desired by the user.

On the other hand, the above-described preset recommendation conditions will be described in more detail as follows. First, you can recommend different applications depending on the time zone you access the web store. For example, we recommend applications related to news, e-books, magazines, radio broadcasts, sports, etc. from 6:00 am to 9:00 am and from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, stopwatch, voice recorder, notepad, and the like. Between noon and 2 pm you can recommend applications related to restaurants, coffee shops, music, and online shopping, and recommend games, sleep inducing, chatting and social networking related applications from 8 pm to 12 pm On weekends, applications related to recipe, travel information, comparison of price information, coupon information, movies, photos and the like can be recommended.

You can also recommend applications based on the current weather. For example, on a clear day, outdoor activity-oriented applications such as park information, short-distance trips, bicycles, etc. can be recommended. Likewise, applications related to game-related applications on rainy days, skiing information on snowy days, and horror stories on hot summer days can be recommended.

In connection with commemorative events such as the Olympics, World Cup, European League, Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, etc., you can recommend applications related to thank you cards, wall paper recommendations,

GPS, Wifi, base station information, and the like. For example, if you are near a museum, you can recommend applications such as museums and information, and local news in specific areas.

An application linked to an accessory attached to the portable terminal 100 can be recommended. For example, when attaching a solar accessory, it is recommended to recommend applications related to solar energy, and applications related to SIM card copying and management when a SIM card is attached. When the Bluetooth is on, the Bluetooth data transfer application can be recommended. When an SD card is attached, if an image editor and music file are stored in the file manager or the SD card, A music player, and the like.

The user's preference and the like. For example , the user may refer to the application information that the user has downloaded or attempted to download and may then recommend a similar application. For example, if a user mainly intends to download a game, a similar kind of game application can be recommended.

An application belonging to a category specified by the user can be recommended. In other words, if the user specifies an interest category through an option menu, it can be recommended for applications belonging to the category.

When a user uses Augmented Reality, an application may be recommended in cooperation with an augmented reality. For example, if you are viewing a large shopping mall through an augmented reality, you can recommend a price information comparison application, and if you are looking at a specific area, such as a museum, through an augmented reality, you can recommend applications associated with that area.

In addition, applications can be recommended randomly. That is , when the user clicks on the random menu, the application may be randomly suggested, thereby causing interest of the user.

5 to 9 are views for explaining a method of controlling an operation of a portable terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention, together with a screen displayed on a display unit.

5 shows an example of a general application selection screen. As shown in FIG. 5, in the case of an application selection screen provided by a web store such as the Android Market, a screen 410 for selecting a category is displayed first. When a user selects a category in the screen 410, an application belonging to the selected category is displayed.

However, when the number of applications reaches from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands, it takes a lot of time to search for a desired application by users in such a way, and it is difficult to select an appropriate application

6 to 8 show an application selection screen according to an embodiment of the present invention.

As shown in FIG. 6, when a game is set as a recommendation condition according to the current weather, a download history of a user, and the like, when a webstore is accessed, a game application that can be downloaded from the accessed web store is searched, The selection screen 430 that can be selected is displayed. That is, at the same time as accessing the web store, a selection screen 430 for selecting a game application is displayed, so that a user can quickly search for a desired application.

At this time, it is possible to arrange an application having a high recommendation priority at the top of the screen. If the related application can not be displayed on one screen, the user can scroll through the selection screen 430 using the scroll bar 433, .

Fig. 7 shows another application selection screen. 7, when the application selection screen is displayed at the same time as accessing the web store, it is difficult to easily understand what kind of application the user has. In this case, in the application selection screen 450, Area 453 can be displayed. The predetermined recommendation condition may be directly displayed in one area of the application selection screen 450 without indicating the category.

In addition, the user may scroll the category area 453 to display an application item belonging to another category.

8 shows an application selection screen 470 with an additional description along with an icon corresponding to the application. Since the application icon alone can not easily identify which application, additional information can be displayed together. At this time, the item 473 recommended as the highest priority in the current application selection screen 470 may be displayed in different colors, shapes, or the like, or may be displayed in different colors, can do. Accordingly, the user can search applications to be downloaded more quickly.

In this way, since the application selection screen composed of the application items meeting the recommendation condition can be displayed, the related application can be quickly searched and downloaded.

Meanwhile, the present invention can be implemented as a processor-readable code in a processor-readable recording medium provided in a portable terminal. The processor-readable recording medium includes all kinds of recording apparatuses in which data that can be read by the processor is stored. Examples of the recording medium readable by the processor include a ROM, a RAM, a CD-ROM, a magnetic tape, a floppy disk, an optical data storage device, and the like, and may be implemented in the form of a carrier wave such as transmission over the Internet. In addition, the processor readable recording medium may be distributed over networked computer systems so that code readable by the processor in a distributed manner can be stored and executed.

While the present invention has been particularly shown and described with reference to exemplary embodiments thereof, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the disclosed exemplary embodiments, but, on the contrary, It should be understood that various modifications may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention.

110: wireless communication unit 120: A / V input unit
130: user input unit 140: sensing unit
150: output unit 151: display unit
160: memory 170: interface section
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  1. A method of controlling an operation of a portable terminal including a display unit, a wireless communication unit, and a control unit,
    Setting a recommendation condition based on at least one of a current weather, a commemorative event, and an interaction with an augmented reality or interactivity through the menu;
    Wherein the control unit controls the wireless communication unit to access a predetermined web store when the input requesting the web store connection is received through the display unit, Displaying a first application selection screen on the display unit to search for applications meeting the recommendation condition and allow the control unit to select and download any one of the searched applications;
    Displaying the category area indicating the first category to which the control unit is currently displayed in the display unit in one area of the first application selection screen; And
    And displaying a second application selection screen on the display unit, wherein the second application selection screen includes applications belonging to a second category other than the first category when a user command for scrolling the category area is received,
    The setting of the recommendation condition based on the current weather may be based on an outdoor activity application including park information, a short trip, a bicycle, a game application on a rainy day, a ski application on a snowy day, , Or recommends a horror application in the case of summer and the setting of the recommendation conditions based on the association with the memorial event is a memorial event including Olympics, World Cup, European League, Christmas, New Year, Recommendation of an application including a recommendation list, recommendation of a wall paper, recommended recommendation list, and setting of the recommendation condition on the basis of interworking with the augmented reality, when a large shopping mall is viewed through the augmented reality, Application, or through augmented reality, such as a museum If you see the positive region, the operation control method of a mobile terminal like application that contains the area.
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  4. The method according to claim 1,
    And controlling the wireless communication unit to download the selected application from the web store when a user command for selecting at least one application is received in the first application selection screen .
  5. The method according to claim 1,
    Wherein the first application selection screen includes an icon corresponding to each of the searched applications and an additional description of the icon.
  6. The method according to claim 1,
    Wherein the application item having the highest recommendation priority is displayed so as to be distinguishable from other items on the first application selection screen.
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  8. The method according to claim 1,
    Wherein the control unit displays the preset recommendation condition in one area of the first application selection screen.
  9. The method according to claim 1,
    Further comprising moving and displaying the first application selection screen according to a predetermined user input.
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  11. A wireless communication unit for providing a wireless interface;
    A display unit; And
    A recommendation condition setting unit configured to set a recommendation condition based on at least one of a current weather, a commemorative event, and an interaction with an augmented reality or interactivity through the menu; When receiving an input for requesting a web store connection, accesses a predetermined web store by controlling the wireless communication unit, searches for applications meeting preset recommendation conditions among the applications that can be downloaded from the connected web store, And a control unit for displaying a first application selection screen on the display unit, the first application selection screen being selectable from among the searched applications,
    Wherein the control unit sets the recommendation condition based on the current weather to an outdoor activity application including park information, a short-distance trip, and a bicycle if it is a clear day, a game application if it is a rainy day, Ski information application, or summer, and setting of the recommendation condition based on the association with the memorial event is a memorial event including Olympic Games, World Cup, European League, Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving Day Recommending an application including a recommendation list, a recommendation list, a recommendation list, a recommendation condition based on interoperability with the augmented reality, and recommending an application including an augmented card, a wall paper recommendation, , A price information comparison application, or through the augmented reality When looking at a specific area, such as museums, and recommended applications including local,
    Wherein the control unit displays a category area indicating a first category to which applications currently displayed on the display unit belongs in one area of the first application selection screen and when a user command for scrolling the category area is received, And displays a second application selection screen including applications belonging to a second category different from the first category on the display unit.
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  14. 12. The method of claim 11,
    Wherein the control unit controls to download the application selected on the first application selection screen.
  15. 12. The method of claim 11,
    Wherein the control unit moves and displays the first application selection screen according to a predetermined user input.
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